(My question is about any minor tag, but also specifically about mtb:scale)
It often happens that I want to add mtb:scale for a way, but its value would be different for different parts of the way. To do it, I would need to split the way into two or more parts. I only do such splits if I feel that the tag is especially important for the way I am editing.
(I can imagine adding different values of “surface”, “smoothness” and “trail_visibility”, but I am currently not interested in adding them)
What are the tradeoffs for splitting a way in such situation?
I can imagine the following:
- More data is better
- More accurate data is better
- Splitting increases file size: all existing tags will be stored twice
- Splitting increases the size of the realtion(s) the way belongs to; I heard big relations (e.g. Israel National Trail) are problematic
How important are these considerations? Are there others?